In Brief: Oct. 9, 2000

SHARING ROOMS Teenagers like to think of their bedroom as their own sacred, solitary space, but a new Coventry University study reports that teens who spend too much time alone in their rooms don't develop negotiating skills as good as those of the teens who share with a sibling. Forcing teenagers to share bedrooms could result in longer-lasting adult relationships and more stable marriages.

BIG BABIES An infant's birth weight may be a function of how much social support the expectant mother receives during pregnancy. Researchers at UCLA and the University of California at Irvine interviewed nearly 250 pregnant women, gathering...

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